Well it’s nearly the end of 2011 and I’m tempted to say “wow, that was fast” but, as I look back through all the postings on this blog I realise, yes, it is the end of the year and yes, we’ve written and read, a lot. Some of us have discovered writing skills we were unsure we possessed, some have mastered technology, some have just shown their sublime writing talents and at least one has knitted her way through the every topic of discussion. However, none of this would useful without you, the readers and twitterers who have joined us in our journey this year.
So, we hope you have found #readit2011 useful, informative and entertaining. We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has contributed to, read this blog and joined us monthly on Twitter. I have been inspired to read things I would previously have shunned and I hope I have inspired the same for others. Our Twitter conversations have encompassed an amazing range of subjects, with an amazing group of people and we have enjoyed some of the funniest, shorthand conversations on record. We’ve even been trending on occasion.
We are really proud to have won the Social Media Category award at the 2011 NSW Public Library Marketing Awards for our work on #readit2011. We’re also thrilled to be nominated in this year’s Edublog awards.
We’ve put in a lot of hours creating #readit2011 but it has been fun. It would be remiss of me not to thank the fantastic Readers Advisory Working Group team for their creative, technological, informational and inspirational writing and ideas, but… this is not the end!
We’ll be back in January as #love2read2012 encouraging everyone to read as the National Year of Reading kicks off around Australia.
Merry Christmas everyone, I hope your holidays are overflowing with time to read, read, read!
PS. I know you’ll want to peek so here’s where we are in 2012 http://love2read2012.wordpress.com/
We’ll be tweeting about our Amazing Reads on Tuesday 31st January, 8pm AEST. We look forward to your company.